Pest Control Technician

Pest control technicians identify infestations and get rid of pests like rats, mice, wasps and cockroaches.

Day-to-day tasks

As a pest control technician, you will:

  • do site surveys to identify the cause and scale of problems
  • work out the best way to treat infestations
  • set traps, control devices or use chemicals to clear an area
  • remove dead animals and send samples for analysis where required
  • advise customers on how to prevent further problems
  • complete accurate reports of work carried out

Skills and Knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work on your own
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • knowledge of public safety and security

Industry Qualifications

You'll need to pass enhanced background checks. A driving license is most likely required for most roles.

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